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Enter the 2012 Classic Vehicle Show

Saturday 12 May 2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pmFor the third year running the popular Classic Vehicle Show will take place in Inverness City Centre.Vehicles from different eras will occupy the city centre streets and there will be a variety of entertainment including street performers, musicians and kids activities ensuring a fun day out for all the family.

Best Bar None Awards Ceremony 2012

Inverness's best bars, pubs and clubs were recognised for their customer care and commitment to a safer city centre at the Best Bar None Awards Ceremony this week.  The ceremony was held in the Town House and 16 pubs & clubs were awarded.  Seven gained Gold, Seven gained Silver and Two gained Bronze awards.  Overall Category winners were Love2Love, Johnny Foxes & The Den and The Gellions who go forward to the National Awards in Glasgow in March.

Proposals for 92-94 Academy Street, Inverness

There has been a lot of media coverage recently following submission of planning applications to demolish 92-94 Academy Street and erect a new hotel in its place.The Board of Directors of BID have had a number of meetings with the developer to understand the state of the current building and details of their proposals to replace it with a hotel development.Following those meetings and indepth discussions with the project professionals the board of Inverness BID have voted overwhelmingly in favour of redeveloping the site as:

Business Comment in Inverness Courier by BID Vice-Chair Jackie Cuddy

As the festive season comes to a close it is normal for one to both reflect on the past year and feel apprehensive about the new. Some fall out was predicted in the retail sector as the new quarters rents became due.  It would appear that for the first two Hawkins Bazaar and La Senza.

BID Chairman in Inverness Courier Feature "On My Doorstep"

In this week’s On My Doorstep feature, Craig Duncan, chairman of Inverness Business Improvement District (BID) and franchisee of McDonald’s in the city’s High Street expresses his love for the city and the Black IsleHow long have you lived in the Inverness area?I moved here five years ago from the Angus area with my family to start our business. We’re the franchisees for McDonald’s, owning the restaurant on the High Street, as well as outlets in Fort William and Elgin but in effect we have been investing in the area for the last 20 years.

Summer in the City 2012

They’ve been Rockin’ All Over The World, and now Status Quo will be playing in the Highlands next August.  They join Runrig and Jools Holland, who are both also performing shows at the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness over the same weekendThe Quo will be performing on Friday 24th August, while Runrig are on on Saturday 25th August, and Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on Sunday 26th August.

Safeinverness implements new text messaging service

Scottish partnership first with new text messaging systemSafeInverness has become the first crime reduction partnership in the UK to implement a fully-integrated SMS text messaging system on its secure Members-only intranet.

Floral Displays Co-ordinator, Pat Veitch is recognised for her hard work & commitment

BID has recognised the long service of Pat Veitch as co-ordinator of the annual Inverness floral displays with a presentation of a specially commissioned painting.Pat has been the voluntary organiser of the floral decorations since the project started in 1994 and continues to act as liaison with businesses with regard to the installation of the displays.BID Chairman Craig Duncan said “BID is enormously indebted to Pat for all of her efforts in maintaining the high standard of displays in Inverness city centre.

Christmas TV Advert now showing on STV

Check out our Inverness BID 2011 Christmas TV Advert which runs on STV from 24th Nov until 21st Dec promoting the theme "shop, eat & play"  [video:] 

Operation Respect is launched in the city centre for the 4th Year Running

POLICE and partners today (02 December 2011) joined forces to launch Operation Respect which BID is a key player in organising the Security Task Team and Taxi Marshalls.  The initiative is aimed at creating a safer and cleaner Inverness for people, families and businesses over the festive period.

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